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  • June 27, 2017

    Immigration Atty Rule Blocks 'Ghostwriting,' DOJ Says

    The U.S. Department of Justice agency that oversees the nation’s immigration courts pushed back Monday against an advocacy group’s quest to undo a strict interpretation of rules governing attorney appearances, telling a federal court in Seattle that turning a blind eye to enforcement would promote “ghostwritten” filings and decrease transparency.

  • June 27, 2017

    Philly DA’s ‘Super Friend’ Says Gifts Weren’t Bribes

    A day after acknowledging giving gifts and receiving assistance from Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams at his federal corruption trial, a Philadelphia nightclub owner denied bribing the public official, as Williams’ attorney worked to illuminate a close personal bond between the two men. 

  • June 27, 2017

    Ex-Le-Nature's CEO Says He Was 'Coerced' Into Guilty Plea

    The onetime top executive of defunct bottling company Le-Nature's Inc., who in 2011 pled guilty for his role in defrauding banks and investors out of $660 million, asked a Pennsylvania federal judge Friday to throw out his conviction, arguing that his attorney “coerced” him into accepting a defective plea agreement.

  • June 27, 2017

    Ex-Pa. Lawmaker Agrees To Disbarment For Client Fund Theft

    An ex-Pennsylvania legislator has agreed to give up his law license over accusations that he misappropriated more than $100,000 worth of client funds.

  • June 27, 2017

    Bondholders Push 8th Circ. To Rethink Deal With Law Firm

    Bondholders told the Eighth Circuit on Monday that it adopted a “patently unreasonable” interpretation of their $8.3 million settlement with law firm Armstrong Teasdale LLP and underwriter Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. over municipal bonds that funded a now-failed artificial sweetener factory.

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